Assistant Director-Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement

Rochester Institute of Technology  |  Rochester, NY

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Director-Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement

Job Type: Leadership Development/Programs Student Affairs Administration
Location: Rochester, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 22067


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Position Description

Assistant Director-Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Student Affairs

Professional Area:
Employment Category: Fulltime
Staff Job Function: Wage Band: 118A

Department/College Description



Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

To develop RIT students to become global citizens and leaders who actively engage in opportunities to solve challenging problems.

We prepare RIT students to exercise leadership as members of a rapidly changing global community.

Strategic Goals
We build and maintain meaningful connections between the RIT campus and the surrounding community.
We equip students with the skills and competencies they need to positively impact communities to which they belong or affiliate.
We cultivate awareness of complex local, national, and global issues.
We create and support learning opportunities for students that focus on addressing community issues and enhancing the skills and competencies necessary for leaders in the 21st century.

2020 Strategic Plan

Detailed Job Description

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement's mission is to prepare RIT students to exercise leadership as members of a rapidly changing global community. In support of our mission, we (a) build and maintain meaningful connections between the RIT campus and the surrounding community; (b) equip students with the 21st century skills they need to positively impact communities and organizations; and (c) cultivate awareness of complex local, national, and global issues.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs, this position exercises broad discretion in developing, implementing, and evaluating complex leadership education, development, and training programs for students.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Working with the Director, develop sustainable structure(s) for large-scale, campus wide leadership education, development, and training programs in support of the University's goal to graduate students recognized for their global experience, mastery of intercultural competencies, and engagement with and leadership in globally relevant problems. Cultivate on and off campus partnerships in support of this work.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate educationally appropriate and theoretically grounded leadership education, development, and training opportunities for students including, but not limited to, individual workshops, workshop series, on-line training opportunities, retreats, and conferences. Support the ongoing development of for-credit leadership development courses in partnership with academic departments.
  • Serve as primary resource for students regarding leadership development and education. Create, facilitate, and evaluate specialized leadership training programs for various constituent groups who are interested in further developing the leadership capacities of their teams.
  • Oversee all marketing and PR efforts in the office. Maintain office website, manage social media channels, and support the office's on-going work to effectively use data to tell our story. Supervise marketing team and represent office on relevant Division-wide committees.
  • Coordinate recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and evaluation of undergraduate student workers, leaders and graduate assistants in the office. Supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff and leaders.
  • Manage logistics associated with the planning and execution of annual recognition programs supported by the office including the Leadership Awards and Scholarship program.
  • Other functions, including but not limited to division and university committee participation as well as professional development, as assigned.

Specialized Skills:

  • Knowledge of student development and leadership development theories and pedagogies.
  • Knowledge of promising or high impact practices with regard to leadership education, development, and training.
  • Knowledge of assessment generally as well as a proven ability to use data to inform practice and to tell a story;


  • Competence using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and electronic calendaring software.
  • Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions.
  • Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences.
  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information; uses confidential, sensitive and/or private records and information, protects information appropriately.
  • Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Outstanding presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Time management
  • Prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt in unique environment


Required Minimum Qualifications

Three to five (3-5) years of professional work experience in the field developing, administering, and evaluating small and large-scale leadership education, development, and training programs for students and student organizations; facilitating small and large groups in a leadership context; selecting, training, and supervising student staff; advising student groups and organizations; and planning/managing events.

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

How to Apply


Please apply

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Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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